Shell Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Good people; flexible work schedule;(work - life balance; laid back atmosphere (in 51 reviews)

  • good pay and benefits, great goals on paper, beautiful speaches by the managers (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • work- life balance, fly in fly out (in 10 reviews)

  • too many layers in decision making (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Solutions Architech

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great facilities. The environment is progressive toward web, cloud and database appliances.

    Cons

    Oil prices have effected work availability. Management has decided to consolidate IT workers and contractors into Houston rather than throughout country

    Advice to Management

    Please stop introducing turmoil into the lives of your employees (and long term contractors). Every few years some new (which is actually the same-old-same-old) business model reappears and top management jumps for it.


  2. Grea big company that feels even bigger... room for improvement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Offshore Support Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Offshore Support Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, opportunities, and training are top notch. There are good people who are mostly easy to work with and always willing to help. Corporate culture is definitely preferable to the Exxon types.

    Cons

    Company feels even bigger than it is...change happens slowly, every decision required full consensus (achieved through 4+ meetings) and there are layers upon layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Management is constantly adding programs, policies, and paperwork without ever removing any. Streamline and simplify, takes way to long to get to work. Fix information technology! It is WAY too hard to access information. People wise, keep doing what you are doing.


  3. Reliability Engineer

    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Reliability Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    There is no training program.

    Advice to Management

    Make a training program!


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  5. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Staff Geologist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Plenty of training oppurtunities, very good support for new grads. Support from managers to work on projects that intersest you. Good pay, good bonus supported for everyone even in middle of oil price crash.

    Cons

    Shell has a lot of bueracracy that has to be navigated each day. There are a lot of divisions in the company that seem to make projects a lot harder than they should be.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more done to encourage integration between the various teams involved in the same play/project.


  6. Shell pays well and has god benifits if you make a career there, but there is a lot of buraucrcy.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Environmental Engineer in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best things about Shell is the 9/80 work schedule and pay. Lot of opportunity for working abroad and moving roles.

    Cons

    There are too many processes. In the Regulatory/Environmental field, it is still a developing business and yet they still try to make you fit into theor competency models, but the models are not fully developed. Additionally, they want globally for everyone to have the same competencies, however, offshore in US and Onshore Gambia are just not the same regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Shell does not need more processes, it needs people to follow the proceesses in place.


  7. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Very intelligent workforce

    Cons

    A lot of policies and rules.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline processes


  8. Health and Safety

    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Supervisor in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company was very good on keeping all employees trained on their specific jobs. I really enjoyed working and the benefits were second to none.

    Cons

    No down side. The company only wanted employees who could achieve. So if you wanted mediocre type work this was not the place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Good work you do with mid level leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I had a great experience at Shell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love working with people at Shell. They are really smart, friendly and supportive. They treated me with respect. My supervisor and mentor are such great people. I learned lots of things after my internship. Besides, I had an opportunity to work on a really interesting project.

    Cons

    ETRAY test was super difficult and I don't think that's a good way to test interns' capacity.


  10. Best company I've been a part of.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Shell as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Genuine care for employees. Benefits. Personnel safety. Work/life balance. Atmosphere.

    Cons

    I have no negative aspects to share.


  11. Dream company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Petrophysicist in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Shell full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to focus on individual needs on a case by case basis despite being such a large organization makes shell the ideal company to work for.

    Cons

    Company varies region by region, and some regions are better to work for than others! However no shortage of talent.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job, keep it up!



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